Ozaukee Elementary Update

September 16, 2022


REMIND app for PM Bus Routes.....

OES has enrolled in the REMIND app to allow staff to text parents when busses depart from the NOSD campus after 4 pm (Wednesdays after 3:10).

Enrollment instructions were sent home with bus riders on Tuesday. If you did not receive the informational flyer, please contact the office to get instructions sent home.

A message from Ms. Culver : Art Smocks Needed

Please send your OES artist to school with an art smock by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th.

*Art smocks can be an old Tshirt or shirt that will fit over normal clothes

*Please write your child's name on the shirt and send it in a labeled zip lock bag

Thank you for your help! We can't wait to share our art with you!

Please email Ms. Culver if you have any questions

Ozaukee Warrior Dance Team Fall Clinic (for ages 6 thru 13)

Clinic dates:

Monday, October 10 from 3:45 to 4:30

Tuesday, October 11 from 3:45 to 4:30

Wednesday, October 12 from 3:00 to 4:00

Participants have the opportunity to perform the routine they learned during halftime at the home football game Friday, October 14.

A $35 fee will cover poms and dance shirt.

Please register by September 30th at

bsteele@nosd.edu or bonalee11@gmail.com

Please include your name, phone, and address along with your child's name, age, & shirt size.

More detailed information will be emailed to you on Oct. 3.

Warrior Boys Basketball Registration

Registration for the 22-23 Warrior Boys Basketball League is now open for 3rd through 8th grade. Register online by Monday, Sept 26 - https://forms.gle/My9e2LNy3RBys2YUA

Absence Procedures

f your child is going to be absent:

  1. A parent or guardian must call 262-692-2401, Ext. 200, to report the reason of absence. Voicemail messages may be left 24 hours a day.

  2. For your child’s safety, non-reported absences will be followed up by a call home made by school office personnel.

Open Paraprofessional Positions

Looking to work part-time? We have a couple open paraprofessional positions at the elementary. If interested, please email Mr. Schwartz (cschwartz@nosd.edu) a resume and short cover letter. This is a part-time position and follows the same calendar as our students.

Open OES Lunchroom Supervisor Position

Looking to work part-time? We are looking for a lunchroom supervisor for the elementary lunch period. This would be Monday-Friday from 11:45am-1:15pm. Duties to include: supervision & monitoring of students at the lunch tables, handing out napkins/utensils/and condiments, etc. If interested, please email Mrs. Kucharski (lkucharski@nosd.edu). A background check will need to be completed. This is a part-time position and follows the same calendar as our students.

Riteway Bus Information

Call Michelle in the OES office if a change needs to be made. Any bus concerns please call Riteway at 262-375-3102.

*Instructions & reminders from the bus company:

  • Students follow seating charts: younger students sit in the front; siblings usually sit together; students are arranged according to bus stops
  • **Be on time for bus pick-up...buses are running a tight schedule. If your child misses the bus, the bus must complete its run and drop-off all other students at school. Call the bus company and they will advise you if a bus is able to come back for your child or if you need to provide transportation. If this happens frequently, you will be contacted by the bus company.
  • **There will not be bus passes issued for students to ride another route.
All of these instructions help to keep our students safe and help the buses run efficiently.

Dismissal time - district issued pick-up passes

Families were given 2 copies of a district-issued pick up pass. If you choose to pick up your child(ren) from school, families will show the pass upon arrival and your child(ren) will be released to your car.

If you do not have your pass for whatever reason, you will need to call the OES office to have your child(ren) released from school.

**OES morning drop-off & afternoon pick-up procedures**

Please do your part to read & follow these directions.

Be patient and courteous of others in the parking lot. Thank you.

Arrival Procedures:

  • The front curbside drop-off & parking lot area are used for OES students.
  • Please do not arrive early! Supervision & student drop-off time begins at 8:25 AM. Vehicles should not be lined up prior to that time. Follow directions on posted signs.
  • Cars stay to the right of the approach/drop-off lane and pull forward to the elementary parking lot area near the sign that says "Student Drop".
  • Students ready: coat on, backpack closed & ready to exit vehicle
  • Students exit on right side of vehicle curbside (not into traffic). *Please move car seat/booster seat to the right side of vehicle if possible.
  • Driver pulls up tight to the curb to allow for easy exit for student and for safety of passing cars in left lane.
  • Only the student should be exiting the car (unless needing assistance out of a car seat buckle or harness) to allow for quicker departure.
  • Cars pull up tight to the curb along the side of OES for dropping off students (and also picking up in PM).
  • OES Staff will be positioned outside to assist & direct students.
  • Car students use the sidewalk leading directly to the OES doors
  • Any car students who will be having school breakfast enter the cafeteria doors in the front corner of the building (a staff member will be there with a sign)
  • Watch for other cars as you pull away from the curb to exit and travel in the left lane.
  • All students enter the building starting at 8:25 AM. Students who bike or walk to school should not be arriving prior to 8:25 AM.

Dismissal Procedures:

  • Please do not arrive early! Supervision & student pick-up time begins at 3:40 PM. *Wednesday Early Release Dismissal is at 2:50 PM. Vehicles should not be lined up prior to that time.
  • Students waiting for car pick-up are lined up. OES Staff on duty is equipped with walkie-talkies. As cars pull up in the pick-up lane, the staff members see the family name sign (see info below in the next section) displayed in the window. They call the family name and the student/s come out quickly and get into their car.
  • Watch for other cars as you pull away from the curb to exit and travel in the left lane.

**If you decide to park for arrival or dismissal, use the parking lot area in front of OES & OMS. You need to park your vehicle and use the crosswalk to drop-off or pick-up your student/s from the sidewalk area in front of the elementary school.**

Early Pick Up & Late Drop Off procedures:

Please notify us if your child will be arriving to school late or you are picking up early.

You may come in our lobby and sign your child in. If your child is old enough to get in the doors by themselves, notify us the same way and we can help them sign in.

If you are picking up early - you can sign your child out in the lobby. We can make sure your child is here waiting or call for them if need be. Please remember to park in the parking lot and come in to the OES Lobby. Please do not park in the drop-off zone in front of school.

Please send your child with a water bottle daily!

Remember to send a filled water bottle with your student every day. (We don't have extras in the office.) Make sure that their name is written on it. It's very important to keep our students hydrated!

OES Volunteer Opportunies for Parents/Guardians

OES Start & End Times:


8:35 - 3:40 - OES

Early Release (Wednesdays)

8:35 - 2:50 - OES

NOSSF Kindergarten Initiative

NOSSF is helping parents prepare for college expenses. NOSSF will contribute $25 to the Edvest account of every incoming kindergarten student. Click the link for more information on how to open your Edvest Account.

Sharing Community Resources:

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Dates for your calendar

Oct 7 - No School for Students/Staff

Oct 17- Picture Retake Day

Oct 27 - End of Term 1

Oct 28 - No School Records Day

Nov 23-25 - Thanksgiving Break No School

Ozaukee Family Services Free Workshops

Registration is now open. Call 262-376-7774 or click here. . Free limited childcare is available (advanced registration required). Visit the website for the most up-to-date info and more details about these workshops.

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Warrior Way Shout Outs!!

Have someone at NOSD you would like to recognize? Take a moment to complete the short form and they will be recognized on our Warrior Way Wednesday shout-outs.


4 Ways to Help PTR

Click here to learn how to help support our PTR

NOSD Outdoor Facilities Campaign

On April 26th, the Northern Ozaukee School District launched a $3.5 Million Dollar Outdoor Facilities Campaign. The district is excited about this vision and the plan to move forward. Opportunities to donate to this project and purchase naming rights to various updates is now available. Head to the Northern Ozaukee School District Outdoor Facilities Project website to learn more. You can also follow the NOSD Outdoor Facilities Campaign Facebook page for updates.

OES has Instagram!

You can find OES by searching Ozaukee Elementary School or @oeslearning

Contact Ozaukee Elementary School

Lynn Kucharski - Principal

Michelle Ringwell - Secretary